More evidence that Ed Reform movement is about busting unions than about students’ learning

Thanks to Mark Rimple for the link below.

If you’ve seen the movie “Waiting for Superman,” you know what a disingenuous account of teaching and learning it is. If you haven’t, don’t watch it unless you need something to make your blood pressure go up.

Luckily (if I mean “luckily” about ten thousand times more ironically than you thought I did), director Steven Brill has published a new book called Class Warfare that (wait for it…) lobs the exact same anti-union attacks as the movie did.

I would formulate a response to it myself, but fortunately Richard Rothstein did it before I could, and substantially better. Read it here.

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Filed under Advocacy, Arne Duncan, Collective Bargaining, Education reform, K-12 Education, Michelle Rhee, Public education, Public employee unions, Teacher unions, Tenure

2 responses to “More evidence that Ed Reform movement is about busting unions than about students’ learning

  1. Steve Hicks

    Good stuff. Hungry, unsupported students aren’t the problem?!?!

    • sethkahn

      Of course not. Heroic (non-union) teachers can feed them and take care of them, if the heroic (non-union) teachers don’t have those horrible unions propping up, er, whatever it is they’re accused of doing.

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